"Mittleman Wins Sri Chinmoy 70-Mile Run" (Press Release). Retrieved 2013-01-30. Archive copy at Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team office, Queens, New York.
"Stu Mittleman (Central Park TC), who has won almost every ultra distance event he has entered this year, continued his string of victories at the Sri Chinmoy 70-Mile Run, Rockland Lake State Park, Congers, New York, on November 1. He maintained a steady, strong 7:01 pace throughout the event, stopping only to drink, and finished in 8:11:31. Second place winner George Gardiner (Frontrunner AC, RI) clocked 8:40:58, for an average pace of 7:26. Gardiner and Mittleman are both the current American record holders at the 100 mile distance, Gardiner on track and Mittleman in the road division. They ran side by side until 50 miles, when a bout of nausea caused Gardiner to drop off pace. First Masters trophy went to Gary Novickij (Island Track Club), who turned in a PB of 10:40:15.
Coming in first for the women was Sue Medaglia of Millrose AA, who has recently been setting her own string of long distance victories, including two world records at the September 26-27 Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Run. Medaglia's 11:17:17 brought her in eleventh overall.
The race was held on a three-mile loop that circled Rockland Lake. Prior to the race Medaglia was presented a sliver bowl from Sports Illustrated, honoring her recent world records..."
Brannen, Dan. "Mittleman Tops Enlightened Field," Ultrarunning. December 1981
"Stu Mittleman and George Gardiner missed the best part of the Sri Chinmoy 70 mile run. The two American 100 mile record holders (Mittleman on the road, 13:00, Gardiner on the track, 13:22) had their showdown and were off the course before the Sri Chinmoy Marathon squad put on its best show. Innovators in the special art of low-budget course lighting, the Sri's minions are by now famous for lighting tracks and short road loops by filling white paper bags with an inch of dirt, placing a small, lit candle in the dirt and setting the bags on five yard intervals along the course.Sri Chinmoy (2nd from l) with the first three finishers: 1st place: Stu Mittleman (l), 2nd place: George Gardiner (2nd from r) and 3rd place: Ralph Balsamo (r). Photo: Bhashwar
Undaunted by the 3 mile stretch of asphalt which accounted for the course's loop around Rockland Lake, by sunset they had deployed over 1000 such rustic lanterns, creating a mildly glowing microcosm to rival the orange-yellow daytime world of the Hudson Valley foliage through which the participants had made their way since sunrise. It was an extra treat for the not-so-swift, who were presented with accurate splits at every conceivable interim distance, numerous toilet facilities, first aid and massage tents, 3 different kinds of soup, coffee, tea, water, erg, coke, cheese, sandwiches, oatmeal, muffins, candy, cookies, pasta, pastry, and more smiling faces and words of encouragement than they could possibly appreciate. The ratio of support personnel to runners was estimated at 4 to 1, with ideal 50 degree overcast weather conditions, the environment approached perfection.
Mittleman, Gardiner and Rejean Gauthier played follow-the-leader at 6:30 mile pace until 50 km. The Canadian then dropped suddenly to 6:00 pace, but succeeded only knocking himself out of the race some 10 miles later. Mittleman and Gardiner continued to leap-frog at a frantic pace until 50 miles, at which point Gardiner confided to a lapped runner that he was 'on my way down the tubes.' Few ultra runners would mind riding those tubes, however, as he clocked a sterling 7:22:48 km before shuffling in to finish. No tubes for Mittleman though, as he sailed gracefully through a 7:10:45 en route to his 8:11:31 time. And this after having warmed up in the New York Marathon one week earlier (2:36), and having won a 50 miler (5:24) three weeks earlier. A mesmerizing study in poise, Mittleman manages to delicately balance an unusually muscular upper body on a set of lean legs which can only be compared to Park Barner's for their economy of lift and softness of footfall.
Meanwhile, Ralph Balsamo and Fred Savitz were having their own private duel, with Balsamo prevailing by fourteen minutes. Sue Medaglia, who had also run the New York Marathon, was the only distaff finisher, placing 10th after setting up fine 50 mile and 100 km times of 7:41:59 and 9:53:13. Top master, Gary Novickij, could be heard throughout the run insisting 'This is just too fast; I don't understand it; something's got to give.' No, Gary, not too fast; at least you caught the light show, too."